Usain Bolt, the six-times Olympic champion, said reports suggesting the 200m is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme are “ridiculous” and it must not be allowed to happen.

“Normally I’m not a controversial person but I think that’s just stupid. Personally, track and field is the highlight of the Olympics every edition, that’s not even a question,” the Jamaican sprinter told Reuters.



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